Film Music

A Buyer's Guide to Classic Film Music

"The Hollywood Sound." London Symphony, John Williams. Sony 62788.
(Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia: Overture; Hugo Friedhofer: The Best Years of Our Lives: Main Title)

"Now Voyager: The Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner." National Philharmonic, Charles Gerhardt. RCA 0136.
(King Kong: The Forgotten Island; Now Voyager: Warner Brothers Fanfare and Main Title.)

"Previn conducts Korngold." London Symphony, Sir Andre Previn. DG 471 347-2.
(Captain Blood: Main Title; The Sea Hawk: Freedom)

"Sunset Boulevard: The Classic Film Scores of Franz Waxman." National Philharmonic, Charles Gerhardt. RCA 7017.
(The Bride of Frankenstein: The Creation of the Female Monster)

"Captain from Castile: The Classic Film Scores of Alfred Newman." National Phiharmonic, Charles Gerhardt. RCA 0184.
(20th Century Fox Fanfare and Street Scene; Wuthering Heights: Cathy's Theme)

"Laura: David Raksin Conducts His Great Film Scores." New Philharmonia Orchestra, David Raksin. RCA 1490.

"Bernard Herrmann: The Film Scores." Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Sony 62700.
(Vertigo: Prelude; North by Northwest: Overture)

"Three Choral Suites by Miklos Rozsa." Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Cincinnati Pops, Erich Kunzel. Telarc 80631.
(Ben Hur: Star of Bethlehem; Miracle and Finale)

"The Film Music of Jerry Goldsmith." London Symphony, Jerry Goldsmith. Telarc 80433.
(The Boys from Brazil: Main Title; Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Main Title)

"John Williams' Greatest Hits 1969-1999." Various orchestras, John Williams. Sony 51333.
(Schindler's List: Theme; Star Wars: Main Title) 
Sunday, August 23, 2009